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Author Adams, Mark B

Title The Wellborn Science : Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990


Description 1 online resource (255 pages)
Series Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology
Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Contents Contributors; 1. Eugenics in the History of Science; 2. The Race Hygiene Movement in Germany, 1904-1945; The Origins of German Eugenics, 1890-1903; The Wilhelmine Race Hygiene Movement, 1904-1918; Eugenics in the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933; Eugenics under the Swastika, 1933-1945; Bibliography; 3. The Eugenics Movement in France, 1890-1940; The French Setting; The French Eugenics Society; The Twenties; Opposition to Eugenics; The Thirties and the Population Question; Sicard de Plauzoles; Immigration and Sterilization; Eugenics and the French Left; Conclusion; Bibliography
4. Eugenics in Brazil, 1917-1940Structural and Social Origins; The Eugenics Movement, 1917-1929; Sanear é Eugenizar: To Sanitize Is to Eugenize; Race and the Eugenics Movement in the 1920s; Lamarck versus Mendel: A Scientific Divide; Lamarck, Mendel, and Race: An Ideological Divide; Eugenics in the Estado Nôvo; Conclusion; Bibliography; 5. Eugenics in Russia, 1900-1940; The Origins of Russian Eugenics, 1900-1920; The Structure of Russian Eugenics, 1920-1930; Bolshevik Eugenics; ""Eugenics"" and the Cultural Revolution, 1929-1932; ""Medical Genetics, "" Eugenics, and Lysenkoism, 1932-1940
ConclusionBibliography; 6. Towards a Comparative History of Eugenics; Myths and Realities; Issues and Agendas; Prospects; Bibliography; Name Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Subject Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenic movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union. The scientific components of those programmes are considered alongside the social, religious, and political forces which have altered their original scientific goals
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Subject Eugenics -- History -- 20th century -- Cross-cultural studies
Eugenics -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- France -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
Soviet Union
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780195363838